Campus Safety Article

Campus Security: Parents So Concerned They Are Willing to Pay for It Themselves

Christine L. Peterson, CPP, ISP News, Security Program Development, Workplace Violence

Campus security, sanctity and safety of students, faculty, staff and infrastructure should be a foregone conclusion. Unfortunately, it is not. Campus Safety recently published an article entitled Parents So Concerned about School Safety They Are Willing to Pay for It Themselves. You can read the entire article here. Active Shooter Events Time and again we have been horrified by active shooter …

HPG Employee Theft Article

From HPG – Guard against Losses from Employee Theft

Tasha D. Dyson Compliance, Embezzlement, Fraud, Security Program Development, Theft, Theft, Embezzlement, and Fraud

Employee theft costs companies billions of dollars a year. This poses a very serious threat to profitability if left unchecked. Every business needs to set up some internal controls to thwart this type of fraud. This article from Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP entitled “Guard against Losses from Employee Theft” looks at a few simple steps to take that will …

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FBI Tech Tuesday: Building a Digital Defense Against Travel Scams

Russell W. Gilmore, CISSP, CISM, EnCE Computer Forensics, Electronic Data Recovery, Mobile Forensics, News, Security Program Development, Training

The FBI is tasked with investigating many categories of crimes including travel scams. As a result, they receive many tips that can be beneficial to the public when passed along. I can say with experience that the FBI has increased the process of alerting and educating the public about certain security and safety issues. This is most evident as it …


Back-to-School Cyber Safety

Russell W. Gilmore, CISSP, CISM, EnCE Computer Forensics, Mobile Forensics, News, Security Program Development

It is that time of year again for many parents. We are sending our children back to school. They have their phones, tablets and computers and are ready to start a new year. This is the perfect time to think about their safety. One such safety category is keeping your children safe online. The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team …

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PGA Hack

Russell W. Gilmore, CISSP, CISM, EnCE Mobile Forensics, News, Security Program Development

It appears the PGA was hacked and fell victim to a ransomware attack. According to some reports, attackers used BitPaymer Ransomeware, which allows attackers to hack into remote desktop services connect to the internet. If I have said it once I have said it a hundred times: Do not allow Remote Desktop Services connection into your network from the internet. …

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Benefits and Disadvantages of BYOD

Russell W. Gilmore, CISSP, CISM, EnCE Compliance, Computer Forensics, Mobile Forensics, Security Policy and Procedure Development

With BYOD, a single individual has the capacity to affect himself, those close to him, the company, and potentially millions of other people. One unsecured device can harm millions of individuals and organizations who may become unsuspecting and unwilling participants. These “collateral damage” participants often have no say in how these risks are managed. Read more about the BYOD Wild …

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Chris Peterson Presents at FENG

Protus3 News, Security Program Development

Chris Peterson presented What Is Integrated Security and Why Does it Matter to You? to the Raleigh chapter of FENG, the Financial Executives Networking Group. The April meeting was hosted by Drake Berryhill, Managing Director of Accounting Principals, Ajilon, Parker + Lynch, APS Logistics; and Mark Scarbrough of Mass Mutual. The presentation addressed the following questions. What is security? Who …


Chris Peterson Presents at Carolinas AIHA

Protus3 News, Security Program Development

Christine Peterson, CPP, ISP, President of Protus3 spoke at the Carolinas AIHA – Spring 2018 PDC & Conference. The program titled “What is Integrated Security and Why Does It Matter to You?” was presented as a part of a two-day annual training program. This year’s event was attended by over 100 regional Industrial Hygiene professionals. This year’s conference was held …

Protus3 Awarded Project for Founders Federal Credit Union

Protus3 News, Security Assessment, Security Planning

Protus3 was awarded a contract to provide a Physical Security and Security Systems Policies and Procedures Assessment and Audit for Founders Federal Credit Union. The focus of this project includes two distinct components. One is the review of the existing security related policies and procedures for Founders Federal Credit Union (FFCU). The second is evaluating how those policies and procedures …